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Pennsylvania ambush suspect spotted carrying gun, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:32

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald MOUNTAINHOME Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist charged with murdering a Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another was spotted near his old high school carrying a rifle and with mud smeared on his face, police said on Saturday, five weeks after a manhunt for the suspect began. Eric Frein, 31, who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list, was spotted by a woman in a "surprise encounter" while she was taking a walk, said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...


Tasmanian devil death probed at Albuquerque zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:29
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of one of four Tasmanian devils loaned to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo by an Australian group.

Family identify 4 kids, 2 adults killed in blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:27

Emergency workers gather in front of the house in McKeesport, Pa. where a fire killed six members of a family, four of them children, and left another in the hospital in critical condition on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — The sole survivor of a deadly house fire in western Pennsylvania lost his new wife, her four young children and his disabled father in the Saturday morning blaze after the recently married couple tried to save their loved ones, family members said.


First US Ebola victim remembered for compassion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:20

Garteh Korkoryah, mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, has her tears wiped by her great-grandson Josephus Weeks III at a memorial service for her son, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Salisbury, N.C. Duncan died of Ebola in Dallas on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and subsequent death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.


Delaware man killed in tractor accident on farm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:16

Delaware man killed in tractor accident on farmPolice say a man was killed in Middletown, Delaware after a tow hook came through the windshield of a tractor-trailer that was stuck in a muddy field.


Slain journalist Foley 'tried to see the good'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:45

FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Boston. A memorial service is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Foley's hometown of Rochester, N.H., on what would have been his 41st birthday. Foley was abducted in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012, and a video by Islamic State militants that purported to show his killing by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — James Foley was a compassionate and capable journalist who tried to see the good in people, friends said Saturday at a memorial for the New Hampshire man murdered by Islamic State group extremists.


Man eaten by wild black bear after suffering heart attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:37

Man eaten by wild black bear after suffering heart attackA wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack


Teen charged after leaving waitress tip covered in fecal matter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:36

Teen charged after leaving waitress tip covered in fecal matterThe waitress says she smelled a "foul odor" coming from the bill folder and called police when she realized what was on the money


Sick woman at Dallas train station not on Ebola watchlist: official

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:35

Health workers in protection suits wait in the corridor near a quarantine ward during a drill to demonstrate the procedures of handling Ebola victims, at a hospital in Guangzhou(Reuters) - A Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday after a report that a woman fell ill at the facility, but the transit authority denied an earlier report that the woman had been on a watchlist for possible exposure to Ebola. The woman exited a northbound train at the White Rock Station and vomited, leading the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system to close the station as a precaution. "The person being treated by Dallas Fire Rescue at White Rock Station is NOT on any Ebola watchlist," Morgan Lyons, a DART spokeswoman, wrote in an email. ...


Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:30
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday.

Sprint cuts 452 jobs at its Kansas headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:19
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Police: Another ambush suspect sighting reported

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:11
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face who was spotted in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run after a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, officials said Saturday.

Site for Greek church near WTC gets blessing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 03:37
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of members of New York's Greek Orthodox community attended a blessing ceremony Saturday for a new church near ground zero in Lower Manhattan that will replace a house of worship that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsize

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 03:21

6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsizeAuthorities say six people had to be rescued from the Delaware River after two sailboats capsized Saturday afternoon in New Castle County, Delaware.


Brown pursues lasting policy legacy in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 03:10

 get elected to a fourth term as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Brown is on the verge of doing what no one has ever done in California and what no one may ever do again: get elected to a fourth term as governor.


6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats collide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:44

6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsizeAuthorities say six people had to be rescued from the Delaware River after two sailboats collided Saturday afternoon in New Castle County, Delaware.


Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:34

In this June 20, 2014 photo, firemen inspect the burned Teresa Moda garment factory in Prato, Italy. The fire that destroyed the Teresa Moda factory on Dec. 1, 2013, was the deadliest in living memory. It exposed the true cost of cheap clothes, laying bare the consequences of years of failed law enforcement and the pursuit of profit over safety. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time.


Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:33
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.

Missouri officer says he feared for life before shooting unarmed teen: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:27

A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Missouri in August told investigators he was in fear for his life after the young man grabbed at his gun, which was discharged twice in his patrol car, the New York Times reported. Government officials briefed on a federal civil rights probe into the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told the New York Times that Wilson had said he was pinned in his car and punched and scratched by Brown in the moments before the shooting. ...


Recall issued after deadly fire truck crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:26
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena.